The senseless shooting and murder of Trayvon Martin has been haunting and troubling me terribly…and this is but a one-off. In the U.S. for the month of February alone, there were four major school shooting incidents resulting in deaths. From Columbine to Virginia Tech, from Sanford, FL to homes and city streets all over the country, how long must this go on?
Apparently, we like our children, but we LOVE OUR GUNS MORE. Really? Stand your ground laws as an excuse to to stalk, chase and then murder? Really? The right to carry arms to public events and political events. Really?
NRA be damned. Constantly expanding Second Amendments rights with no regard for outcomes or the safety of our children is as obscene as the tragedy that Trayvon’s Martin’s family must endure.
This is not about gun rights. It is about the firearms industry. Rein in the NRA and take their money (its power) out of politics! Limit “right to carry” and “stand your ground” laws. The U.S. firearms industry can not sell enough weapons or make enough money to bring these children back.